BAC Celebrates 150th Production of Mono As Expands Retail Network

BAC has built its 150th Mono. The single-seater is the coveted R variant, and gets a special livery from a buyer’s design. It is also the 29th Mono R the company has produced, which is celebrated in many aspects of the vehicle. The automaker makes it in-house at its Liverpool, England headquarters.

The owner worked with Bespoke Specialist BAC to create the car’s sci-fi-inspired custom livery in satin silver which is paired with exposed carbon fiber on the underside of the vehicle. Highlighter Yellow accents adorn the air box, wings, mirrors, diffuser tip, and accent nostrils. The owner also added color as an accent on the ultra-light bronze hybrid carbon wheels.

Inside, contrasting silver stitching adds a touch of color, which is what BAC used for the seats and headrests. Drivers will also get a steering wheel made to size, which also features the R logo.

BAC incorporated the number 29 into the headlight surrounds, but it’s also visible on the nose and wheel arches. The number is also found on the rear wing in Highlighter Yellow, and the company also uses it to detail the car’s specifications on the air box, which is another place where the number 29 is depicted.

The Mono R packs a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 342 horsepower (255 kilowatts) and is paired to a Formula 3-derived six-speed sequential gearbox. That might not look like a lot of power, but the single-seat Mono packs a dry weight of only 555 kilograms (1,223 pounds).

“Since we launched the company in 2009, the desire to offer our customers the most authentic and purest driving experience has gone hand-in-hand with our determination to apply the latest and most innovative motor racing derivative technologies and materials, said company co-founder Neill Briggs, who is also the director of product development.

The future of the company looks bright. Founded in 2009, with the first Mono arriving in 2011, and the automaker unveiled its hydrogen-powered e-Mono concept earlier this year. It is also expanding its retail network in 2022 in Germany, Singapore and Malaysia, giving BAC a total of 48 export territories for Mono. BAC “had an interesting series of announcements.” We can’t wait to see about them.

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